Young prince Arenzil, must seek to govern his beleaguered kingdom of Cruan, while fighting court intrigues and foreign powers to keep his land safe; all the while fighting a force, he does not know how to reckon with…himself.
Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!
My name is J.H. Sierra and originally I hail from Denmark. That is until I met my beautiful wife Raquel which persuaded me to stay here in the United States. We reside in Texas where I spend my time writing and generally try to use my time on my work.
Tell us about your book? How did it get started?
One day, after much persuasion from my wife, I sat down and started writing my first fantasy novel. King of the North: The Dragon Awakens. Arenzil of Cruan, the book’s main character, was born. Arenzil is a young prodigy who rules the realm of Cruan. His mother was savagely murdered by a neighboring kingdom. His father has gone off on a crusade to avenge her, leaving Arenzil to run the realm in his absence. He does this with the help of a council of trusted advisors.
How do you create your characters?
Generally speaking I try to think up the scenario before I write it. But often times I find myself just writing and it sort of just writes itself. I start out with what I have in mind for the chapter, and it just kind of flows from there.
What inspires and what got your started in writing?
In short, my wife. That probably needs some explanation. She works hard every day which inspires me, with her aid, to try to make up for it by working on my books as much as I possibly can.
Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?)
I write in peace and quiet, I have found this works best for me. I do this mostly when my wife is at work, or asleep. I write in my office only accompanied by my cat, which is a menace upon my writing.
How do you get your ideas for writing?
They seem to just appear in my head both when I need them, and when I don’t really have the time to think about them. Of course, oftentimes when I need them, they seem to elude me! Such is a writer’s life.
What do you like to read?
Obviously fantasy books, with the occasional spy novel. My favorite authors are David Eddings, and J.R.R. Tolkien.
What would your advice to be for authors or aspiring in regard to writing?
Just keep on writing. Believe in yourself, and keep writing!
Anything else you’d like to share?
I want to thank you Alecea for conducting this interview. I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to do this. And I want to thank the readers for taking this chance to discover my work.
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